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Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

President Obama on Monday launched a private-sector program to promote opportunities for men and boys of color, decrying the “sense of unfairness and of powerlessness” that fuels such violent eruptions as the Baltimore riots and pledging to make equality a cause of his lifetime. The nonprofit organization, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, is built on an initiative Obama started last year to highlight and close the gap between minority students and their peers in school performance, higher education and career trajectory. “We are in this for the long haul,” Obama told a crowd at New York’s Lehman College in the Bronx. “Sometimes there won’t...

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